Affordable – Customized testing and consortium programs for companies of all sizes
Compliant – Drug testing programs designed and administered by our highly trained, certified compliance experts
Comprehensive – All types of drug and alcohol testing provided, including random, pre-employment, and post-accident testing, and audit support services included
Peace of Mind – National network of collection facilities and SAMHSA-certified laboratories with Medical Review Officers
Convenient – Secure reporting system provides easily accessible, certified test results
Customizable – Custom report packages tailored to your needs
Forward-Thinking – Supervisor and employee training provided online in a manner that is fully compliant with regulations
Impairment-influenced accidents in the maritime industry cause more than the potential for harm to life and property. They can also result in significant environmental damage. The need to improve safety and prevent accidents drives the drug and alcohol testing requirements of the maritime industry as defined by the United States Coast Guard (USCG).
AZC Drug Testing lends our expertise and experience to marine employers who are regulated by USCG requirements. The compliance regulations for marine employers can be particularly complex. The USCG, formerly under the Department of Transportation (DOT), still adheres to DOT regulations (49 CFR Part 40) thanks to an agreement between the DOT and the Department of Homeland Security. At AZC Drug Testing, we’re committed to enabling marine employers to maintain safe, drug-free work environments.
The USCG drug test requirements are applicable to all marine employers with U.S.-flagged vessels that are in commercial service, regardless of the size or capacities of the vessels. These include Six Pack Charter Vessels. Chemical testing is required for all crewmembers who perform safety-sensitive functions, regardless of whether those crewmembers hold merchant mariner credentials. Failing to adhere to USCG drug test requirements can have significant consequences for marine employers, such as the loss of a vessel, loss of license, and substantial civil penalties.
To learn more about how the USCG drug and alcohol testing requirements may affect your organization, contact a program manager at AZC Drug Testing. We’ll be happy to review your situation and discuss your compliance needs.